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Tag: Telomerase

November 26, 2019
Recently, Libella Gene Therapeutics has announced that it will be running a patient-paid trial in Colombia with an eye-watering $1 million USD price tag on enrollment. Patient-paid trial likely to cause backlash The topic of patient-paid trials often stirs up considerable debate among the research community, regulatory authorities, and the general public, with many people...
November 18, 2019
Is the focus on senolytics, drugs that eliminate senescent cells, potentially damaging for longevity? In this interview, Dr. Michael Fossel, who has focused his research on telomeres and the development of telomerase therapy for decades, discusses the potential downsides of senolytics and the promise of telomerase therapy for treating age-related diseases. Senescent cells no longer...
September 16, 2019
We're continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Today's talk is from Dr. Maria Blasco, the head of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center. She talked about telomeres...
September 04, 2019
A joint study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Maryland (UMD) has revealed a previously undocumented protective function of the telomerase enzyme. Telomerase is used by somatic cells too It was thought for a long time that telomerase is only active in certain cell types, such as stem...
July 15, 2019
Our Ending Age-Related Diseases conference in New York is over for this year and has been a huge success. We had the opportunity to interview one of the speakers, Dr. María Blasco, during the conference, and we asked her more about her work with telomeres, telomerase therapy, and aging. Telomere loss is a proposed reason...
June 04, 2019
A group of Spanish researchers, including Dr. Maria Blasco and others at the CNIO, have published a new study that examines the consequences of short telomeres and telomerase deficiency on the brain [1]. This study addresses an aspect of telomere attrition, one of the primary hallmarks of aging. Telomeres are repeating sequences of DNA (TTAGGG)...